Amazekard 5/31/11

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Jun 1, 2011

Amazekard 5/31/11 by Another World at 9:18 AM (3,704 Views / 0 Likes) 20 replies

  1. Another World
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    The team behind the Amazekard have released an update. This kernel update offers support for new ROMs. The Amazekard is from a Taiwanese build team. The card is fully updatable and supports the 3DS. For more information on this software update please see the change log below.



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    Aren't these games really old?
     
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    There is something i found funny on their website, it's this :
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    not every team can have akaio, wood, or the support of ez flash and supercard (ismartds). my contact at amazekard is very friendly and he wants to make users aware of their product. they are trying to get wood support but apparently ywg is rather jaded after the whole source discussion. so you can blame the community here at gbatemp for his current lack of interest in supporting other flash kits.

    they told me that this card is not based on any of the known sources (actel, r4 ultra, dstt) but is something new they built from the ground up. they are also a very new team so if they are fixing old games that’s just fine, as long as they have the skill to keep it up and offer updates.

    its very hard to come into this scene at this point. the nds is basically dead. the software for it will end sooner rather than later. homebrew for the nds is already at an all time low. i wish them the best, honestly.

    we will try to get a review of this card in the near future so you can all find out how it stacks up. i've talked with a few people in #acekard that own it and they have nothing but good things to say about it.

    -another world
     
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    Still, it kinda looks like an R4.
     
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    If the cart isn't a clone of anything then yeah ok, I suppose that there's nothing else I can say, there's firmware and stuff to take care of.. I do hope that support for this cart does gt better.

    But, really, would it kill them to change the cart design and OS design? They DO make them look like clones.

    One last question, is this cart functional on 1.4.2?
     
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    they said yes, it is functional with 1.4.2 and the 3ds.

    from what i've just researched there are strings from the wood firmware in their kernel. i would guess that this is probably based on the actel chip design that acekard sold (seems everyone used it). that isn't a bad thing, mind you, it was a good design. r4i gold took that design and updated it so their card is now fully upgradable and can bypass the dsi check with a software response. something the acekard will never do (unless they update the hardware). i'm under the impression that this card is working much the same way as the r4i gold.

    haddad talks about the build quality in his review of it and it seems rather solid. but as we all know build and design aren’t enough, they also need ongoing support and features.

    -another world
     
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    By software response do you mean a cart that bypasses security much like the DS2 which responds with correct data regardless of game displayed?
     
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    yeah. where the acekard responds based on what game is flashed (hence the icon with each update). nintendo just keeps blocking those. the new method uses the icon to bypass the first check but has hardware that can make the correct software response. so when you update those cards you are only updating what response it will give. as long as a response is required (and it is by design) those cards can theoretically never be blocked on the dsi.

    this card appears to have that same behavior (based on what the team said) but i haven't poked around much and i do not know for sure.

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    I just found funny that the webmaster stole the picture of the hyper r4i for their amazekard. [​IMG]
     
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    http://www.amazekard.com/html/DownList.asp
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    this cart makes no attempt to hide the fact that they copy a lot of stuff from clones

    1. the sticker on the cart is nothing more than a R4 with amazekard on there and painted red
    2. the OS just screams, "look at me I'm a CLONE".
    3. the box they packaged this thing in is a clone of Acekard
    4. they even cloned R4 clone's website


    This cart just reminds of of those cheap knockoffs like fake IPODS, or fake Wii

    buying an amazekard is like buying one of these
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    If there weren't requests to remove or get the source for the ports (like WoodTT) there wouldn't be a problem as far as I'm concerned (I really wouldn't give a fuck as it wouldn't be a mag staff problem).
     
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    amazecard sucks
     
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    This team is putting forth some effort, which is more than can be said for some of the previously big-name teams.
     
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    poking around it seems they use the wood firmware in their source. ywg is probably aware of this and that is why he didn't respond to their request to have wood ported to their flash kit. so my comment about blaming the community was typed a bit to soon, sorry community! =P

    -another world
     
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    I actually own an Amazekard. I was given a sample by the flashcart team to review.

    I'm still in the process of reviewing it. It's not that bad of a card, though.
     
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    This cart is actually really interesting.

    I'd love to review one.
     

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